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Cole Stratton


Cole Stratton is the co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, a month-long annual event highlighting the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, TV and film comedy. He's co-host of the Pop My Culture Podcast and regular sub host of Alchemy This. Along with Janet Varney, he has written and performed downloadable comedic commentary to the films Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Footloose, Poltergeist, The Lost Boys, Flatliners, Dreamscape and Jaws 3D for, an online venture helmed by Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Michael J. Nelson. Also with Varney, he co-created and co-hosts the Audible original comedy series The Bat: Improv in the Dark, featuring a who’s-who of guest improvisers winging a set sans lights in front of a live audience. He's appeared on American Horror Story, 9-1-1, Good Girls, Nash Bridges and America's Most Wanted, and in the films Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse, The Selling, Dead Man on Campus, Around the Fire and Callback. He's part of a washed-up boy band called Hot Basics in Janet Varney's IFC web series Fortune Rookie. As an improviser, he tours with Theme Park Improv, which features Ian Brennan, Rachel Dratch, Oscar Nunez, Danny Pudi, Simon Helberg, John Michael Higgins, Jessica Makinson and Janet Varney. He performs regularly at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA.